An Apparition

A mirage of sorts, though it can’t be seen or even concretely described. I know it, feel it and can almost taste it. When I can capture it and possess it for my own, I will finally feel relieved of this wretched craving. Therein lies my affliction. Reliance on created things for solace. As soon asContinue reading “An Apparition”

Aprehensive

Since beginning my endeavor into writing, I have become interested in words, their meaning and origin. I have always been very literal and find this word curious. Aprehensive adjective adjective: apprehensive 1. anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen. “he felt apprehensive about going home” synonyms: anxious, worried, uneasy, nervous, concerned, agitated, tense, afraid, scared, frightened, fearful; More antonyms: confident 2. archaic literary relating to perceptionContinue reading “Aprehensive”

Unfathomable Wealth

What it would be like to live with such wealth, that you could create, or have created for you, a home that had it all and even more? This past weekend, my youngest and I visited the grand home of James J. Hill, on Saint Paul, Minnesota’s historic Cathedral Hill. We embarked upon an informative andContinue reading “Unfathomable Wealth”

The most valuable thing

It was slightly more than 20 years ago. A delightful summer afternoon, ironically this memory includes me mowing the lawn. Ironic because I because I mow lawns for a living in the summer. My friend John is walking by. I stop what I’m doing to visit. He tells me about a new type of treatment program thatContinue reading “The most valuable thing”

There’s always room for improvement!

And boy, do I have some. Astronomical in size comes to mind. What brought this on? One might ask. Well, I’ll tell you. If you have been following along, you know of my desire to help. Well, it has become painfully apparent that I can do more. Through reading blogs, scripture, news and so on. The question arises,Continue reading “There’s always room for improvement!”

Delusion

noun A delusion is a belief that is held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or other effects of perception. Wikipedia Wait, What? What of Faith then? It goes on, Whew! Many religious beliefs hold exactly the same features, yet are not universally considered delusional. Praise God,Continue reading “Delusion”

Preoccupied

I wouldn’t mind having a conversation with this innocent fellow. Have you ever been stricken with a sudden drastic change in appearance? One where you just want to avoid seeing or especially talking to people.  I had that happen to me last night. Eating my late night huge bowl of cereal. When I realize myContinue reading “Preoccupied”

Maturity

In light of the disastrous nature of discourse in the headlines, I am struck with the poignancy of Thomas Merton’s words in this excerpt from No Man Is an Island written in 1955 “I cannot make good choices unless I develop a mature and prudent conscience that gives me an accurate account of my motives, my intentions,Continue reading “Maturity”

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